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Overview

Introduction to Lake Providence, Louisiana

Lake Providence, Louisiana is 58 miles E of Monroe, Louisiana (center to center) and 174 miles S of Memphis, Tennessee. It is in East Carroll county.

Lake Providence History

Lake Providence is the parish seat of East Carroll Parish, which was organized in 1877. The African Americans were not allowed to vote in Lake Providence until 1962. It was under a provision stated in the Civil Rights Act of 1960, the District Judge Edwin Ford Hunter, Jr registered around 24 African Americans to vote.

Lake Providence and nearby Attractions

  • Lake Providence Historic District
  • Cairo Museum
  • Louisiana State Cotton Museum
  • Lake Providence Residential Street Historic District

Things To Do In Lake Providence

Louisiana State Cotton Museum and Cairo Museum attract a number of history and museum lovers. There are parks that come with various recreational facilities. One can also visit the Lake Providence Historic District as well as the Lake Providence Residential Street Historic District. The tourists can also enjoy a walk by the Mississippi river.

Lake Providence Transportation

The nearest airport is the Mid Delta Regional Airport.

Lake Providence Higher Education

Higher studies can be pursued at Delta State University, Mississippi College, Hinds Community College, and University of Louisiana at Monroe.

Demographics

People

Total Population3,724
Male Share of the Population40.7%
Female Share of the Population59.3%
Senior Citizens16.5%
Employed Population 16+1,228
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married28.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.8%
Median Earnings25+$19,485
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$13,723
Median Earnings With High School Degree$18,915

Wealth

Median Family Income$23,875
% Above Poverty Level46.4%
% Below Poverty Level53.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time11 minutes
% Working from Home2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone38.1%
Median Gross Rent$473
Median House Value$46,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)72%
Irish3%
English3%
German1.9%
African1.7%
French Except Basque1.6%
Polish0.6%
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Lake Providence Almanac

CategoryValue
County East Carroll Parish
Standard Zip Codes71254
Phone Area Codes318
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude32.81
Approximate Longitude-91.18

Lake Providence Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationLAKE PROVIDENCE
Distance0.3 miles
Jan Temp34 to 52 F
Apr Temp53 to 74 F
Jul Temp72 to 92 F
Oct Temp54 to 77 F
Annual Precip59.1 inches
StationONWARD
Distance14.3 miles
Jan Temp36 to 54 F
Apr Temp53 to 76 F
Jul Temp71 to 91 F
Oct Temp52 to 77 F
Annual Precip57.8 inches
StationVICKSBURG MILITARY PARK
Distance36.5 miles
Jan Temp36 to 59 F
Apr Temp52 to 78 F
Jul Temp71 to 92 F
Oct Temp54 to 79 F
Annual Precip57.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Epps1,015$31,250
Forest281$43,750
Kilbourne338$36,750
Oak Grove1,654$40,260
Pioneer114$41,875

Lake Providence Public Libraries

East Carroll Parish
109 SPARROW STREET
Lake Providence, Louisiana
(318) 559-2615

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Lake Providence Hospitals

East Carroll Parish Hospital
(Government - District/authority)
336 N Hood St
(318) 559-4023

Lake Providence Public Schools

General Trass High School
700 Martin Luther King Drive
ZIP: 71254
(318) 559-1984
High
Total Enrollment 271
Griffin Middle School Academy
1205 Gould Street
ZIP: 71254
(318) 559-1395
Middle
Total Enrollment 234
Southside Elementary School
1307 Gould Street
ZIP: 71254
(318) 559-0325
Primary
Total Enrollment 589

Lake Providence Private Schools

Briarfield Academy
301 Riddle Ln
ZIP: 71254
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 174
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